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The Pakistani army and the tribesmen came by this road of Old Baramulla.

  • 73 years after the tribal attack in Srinagar, the people of Boniyar kept the intruders till the arrival of the Indian Army.
  • There are 2 thousand youth in the army, the army gives employment to the local people in construction works.

(Mudassir Kulu) The Boniyar area of ​​Baramulla district in North Kashmir witnessed the attack of Pakistani army and tribesmen 73 years ago. The intruders looted and burnt villages in the area. But the army has changed the picture of the area by building roads, schools, hospitals here. The Army organizes events here every year on the occasion of 27 October Infantry Day, involving local people, police and administration officials. The area is also a witness to the long engagement between the army and the people.
On October 22, 1947, about 1000 tribesmen and Pakistani forces reached Boniyar after capturing Muzaffarabad. But Maqbool Sherwani of the village of Sheeri and the villagers held him back saying that an Indian army was standing outside Baramulla. If stopped a little, then they themselves will show them the way. In this way, they kept the tribals in the village till the Indian Army reached Srinagar.

5 days later, on 27 October, the first battalion of the Sikh Regiment reached Srinagar from Delhi and thwarted the plans of the tribes. However, some army officers and 19-year-old Maqbool lost their lives in this. Army spokesman in Srinagar, Colonel Rajesh Kalia, states that Infantry Day is celebrated on October 27 in 1947 to commemorate the army’s first foray into the valley and martyrs.

We meet villagers every year by organizing events here. We have a strong bond with the people of Boniar. On the other hand, people here consider the army very much and do not even like to listen against the army. They are also heavily involved in army recruitment. At present, 2000 youth are currently employed in the army.

The cases of youth taking up arms are also rarely heard. From time to time, the army also organizes medical camps here. The army has also built roads, hospitals, schools and water pipelines to homes here. Local people are also employed in this work. “My father used to tell that our house was also burnt by intruders,” says Raja Nazar Boniyari, a retired school teacher living in Trikjan village, 4 km from LoC. Panic spread throughout the area. These people came from Hazara, Kagan, Gilgit and Peshavas for the purpose of plunder and capture.

Thank God that the army destroyed their plans. Raja says that he has gone across the border 28 times to meet his relatives. 65-year-old Ghulamuddin Bande explains that ‘we are dependent on the army in every way. The army has done so much here and continues to do so.

If Maqbool was not there, the tribes would have captured the whole area

People here consider Maqbool as a hero after the army. Mushtaq Ahmad of Sheri Baramulla states that if Maqbool did not stop the intruders, they would have reached Srinagar before the army. We are proud that Maqbool made his supreme sacrifice for the country. ‘ In 2004, stones were erected outside Sherwani Community Hall in memory of Maqbool. The then Lieutenant General SK Sinha was also present on the occasion.

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